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LAS Calls for Increased Capacity, Support as Demand for Shelters Surges

Advocates are calling on the City to make real investments to address the City's homelessness crisis, including a commitment to affordable housing.
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LAS Demands Lawmakers Reconvene to Pass “Good Cause” Eviction Protections

Record-breaking rents and a steady increase in evictions illustrate the need for these critical protections statewide.
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LAS: Local DAs Must Hold Those Guilty of Deed Theft Accountable

Only 27 deed theft cases were brought in Brooklyn between 2014 and 2022 despite thousands of complaints, according to a new report by The New York Times.
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LAS: City Fails to Place Homeless Families With Minor Children

The City must meet its legal and moral obligation to ensure that every family who comes through PATH intake, including asylum seekers, are provided with an appropriate shelter placement.
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LAS Decries Mayor’s Claim Asylum Seekers Are Adding to Homelessness Crisis

Legal Aid is calling on the Mayor to focus on real solutions like long-term affordable housing and end his punitive policy of militarized encampment sweeps.
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LAS Sues to Force Repairs in Bronx Building with Nearly 500 Violations

Tenants are suffering from gas and hot water outages, lead paint violations, persistent leaks, and mold and vermin infestations.
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LAS: Court Ruling Underscores Need for Statewide “Good Cause” Eviction Protections

A New York State Court has struck down the City of Albany’s “Good Cause” eviction law, eliminating critical protections for tenants.
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LAS Decries Rent Hikes for Vulnerable New Yorkers

Despite high prices and economic uncertainty, the Rent Guidelines Board voted to increase rents for residents of stabilized apartments, lofts, and hotels.
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LAS Secures Repeal of Discriminatory Housing Law in Newark

As the result of a lawsuit filed by The Legal Aid Society, individuals using New York's City SOTA grant program will no longer be blocked from obtaining housing in Newark.
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City Reverses Course on Dangerous Plan for Homeless New Yorkers

Following outrage by The Legal Aid Society, the City said it would delay and reconsider the implementation of burdensome criteria for obtaining protective shelter placements in less dense settings.
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